Over the last few days, this blog has received an entirely new renovation!!!! Simply put, everything was moved around, rearranged, and put back together a bit differently.
These changes were made in order to have an online space that offered more versatility and the capacity for growth in the future.
One of the biggest changes is the addition of the "Oreo and Buttercup" site. It is a separate wing from this blog that houses all previous and forthcoming episodes of the travelling piano and her rowdy bench. In the coming weeks, more additions will be added to it including a photo album, bios, and some other unmentionables.
Back here at Where Pianos Roam, there will be changes in the content of this blog. I hope to place more emphasis on my numerous creative projects such as those involving my music, visual art, knitting, and design work. You'll find more photography and, as time permits, little short films that I will be making involving my music.
In addition to featuring Videos and my weekly "Early On a Sunday Morning" segment, I have two new weekly segments.
The first being "Inspiration" which will be posts about anything that inspires me.
The second is one called "I covet", which involves various artful things that I desire and practically lust after.
This blog is a window into my life. The view just got a bit bigger and more colorful. So, let the sun illuminate your room. Stay a while.
Blinds serve no purpose here.
With coffee at my left hand and thoughts bubbling about in my head, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the year 2010 and all that happened in its tenure.
In February, this blog got a HUGE makeover. I switched platforms from wordpress to typepad, and I haven't looked back since. Everything from the user-friendly interface to the complete customization is what I have been looking for in a blogging platform. Typepad rocks my world.
Back in March, I had my first performance in one of Nashville's premiere and prestigious music venues The Exit/In. I performed a set with violinist Laurel Blackman and drummer Tim Good. So many amazing artists have had shows on that stage, and I am proud to call myself one of them.
"What gets measured, gets managed." - Peter Drucker
There is so much power in this quote. If you've never tracked yourself, you don't even know how much power there is in tracking. I couldn't even explain it adequately. You wouldn't believe me. You'd think I was exaggerating. The simple act of paying attention to something will cause you to make connections you never did before, and you'll improve the those areas - almost without any extra effort.
I'm not a believer in "free lunch" and I don't think the universe vibrates things to you just by thinking about them. But the closest thing to a free lunch getting vibrated to you by the universe is writing things down as they happen.
Before I go any further, I need to give you one piece of advice - start small and build up, so you don't overwhelm yourself. This is just being pragmatic. You want to scale up gradually, as I wrote up in "The Evolution of My Time/Habit/Life Tracking." You want to build small wins, lock them so they become automatic, and then expand.
I'd have a hard time convincing you of the power of tracking, so I'll just show you. I fill this out every single day.